Studio Founder. Pilates
Karina is the founder of Mindcore Pilates Studio. She is mother
of a lovely son, Paul Sebastian. She and her family moved to
Calgary in 2010 looking for a better and safer place to live.
Working hard and taking care of her family left little time for any
physical activity during that period.
She wrongfully believed her body would always be strong and will
respond as in her twenties. But then her body started to ask for a
healthful way to balance her life and that was how this journey
started. She signed up for yoga classes and approached Pilates
under the influence of two of her sisters living in Venezuela and
Karina learned the great benefits of practicing Pilates.
Eventually she found a Classical Pilates school in Canmore, Embody
Pilates, where she completed her Comprehensive Classical Pilates
Teacher Training. Karina’s mentor is Bonny-Lynn Russell, a master
Pilates teacher, trained at the Pilates Center in Boulder,
Karina’s dream was to create a place where health and happiness
could be spread out through physical activity by qualified
instruction, and Mindcore Pilates became a reality with the great
support of her husband Nestor and her family. You will find Karina
in the studio taking lessons, on self-practice, or teaching, and of
course in all business activities behind Mindcore.
Travelling is one of Karina’s passions and beaches are her